Professional Development
Programmes

Professional Development

The London Housing Foundation can offer high quality training, mentoring and expert consultancy to help you and your teams develop their skills, competencies and confidence.

This support can be designed specifically around your needs, but current opportunities include

Media Training

A one day course to equip trainees with the skills they need to successfully engage with the media on both positive and negative stories. The course is run by working journalists with years of experience in understanding what makes a good story.

A recent attendee said “I’d really like to thank you for what I thought was an excellent training day! It was incredibly productive for the training to be so tailored to individual attendees, which is rare and which I felt really made for a great learning experience.”

Presentation Skills

A one day course to help you give professional and engaging presentations that do not rely on lengthy powerpoint slides with pages of notes. By embracing a new way of drafting your presentation and understanding the centrality of the target audience, you will be able to put together and give presentations that deliver the outcomes you and your audiences need.

Crisis Communications

A one day course to help you give professional and engaging presentations that do not rely on lengthy powerpoint slides with pages of notes. By embracing a new way of drafting your presentation and understanding the centrality of the target audience, you will be able to put together and give presentations that deliver the outcomes you and your audiences need.

Social Media

The ever changing world of social media can be a terrifying place for those who are not naturally comfortable with it. News and information now travel round faster than we ever thought possible and there is a need to respond quickly, without panic, and carefully. This half day course will cover the basics of social media strategy and help you think through what it is exactly that your organisation needs.

Negotiation and Influencing

Most senior managers have to do this at some point in their working lives, but few ever have the training and theoretical understanding to underpin what they do. This one day course will set out the principles of negotiating and use the work of key thinkers such as Stephen Pinker and Robert Cialdini to ensure that we can utilise the very latest approaches to effective influencing.

Mentoring

It is sometimes difficult for smaller organisations to develop their new staff as quickly as they would want. Time and resource pressures make it hard to allocate what is needed. The LHF can provide a subject specialist to help you induct and train your key staff members. A programme of mentoring and support over 3 – 6 months will be agreed, with specific outcomes, to help your organisation get the most from new recruits.

Management Consultancy

We have a range of experienced coaches and senior managers who can help you think through the options for your organisation. This may be a governance change, a merger consideration, a change in strategic direction or simply a need to re-look at everything you do and how it is paid for. A short term support package to help you deliver the best for your funders and clients can make the difference between success and failure.